Cold and flu quiz: How well do you really know your snotty stuff?

By Rachael Vorwerk ,

2 August 2017

Cold and flu myths CSIRO

It's that time of year when the cold and flu runs rampant. So what's fact and what's fiction when it comes to these everyday illnesses? Take our quiz to find out - click through all of your responses and then press 'submit' to see the answers


 

Being cold gives you a cold


 

Zinc, Echinacea and vitamin C help to relieve cold symptoms


 

Getting the flu shot will give you a mild flu afterwards


A sleeve lifted up to exposure a shoulder displaying an "I got my fly shot" plaster.
 

Hot whiskey (or hot toddy) is a natural remedy when you’re sick


 

Exercise helps you get over your cold faster


 

The cold and the flu are the same thing


 

Taking cold and flu medicine helps to relieve cold symptoms


 

Mum’s chicken soup will make you feel better when you have a cold


 

Flying on a plane increases your risk of catching a cold or flu


 

There is an effective medical treatment for the flu


 

Being vaccinated every year means we will create a resistant super flu


 

Man flu exists